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date: 19 October 2019

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This article examines the life and thought of Rashid Ghannushi. He first gained public attention in Tunisia after his article entitled “Barnamij al-Falsafah Wa Jil al-Daya” (The Philosophy Curriculum and the Generation of Loss) was published in a leading daily newspaper. In 1981, he founded the Mouvement de la Tendence Islamique (MTI), which was committed to democratic process. He left Tunisia in May 1989 and permanently settled in London. His book  al-Hurriyat al-`Ammah fi al—Dawla al-Islamiya  (Public Liberties in the Islamic State), published in 1993, became an important reference in contemporary Islamic political thought.

Keywords: Rashid Ghannushi, Tunisia, intellectuals, Islam, political activists

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